Whether you’ve tried a low carb diet before and fallen off of the wagon, or you’ve dieted before but never tried low carb, 2012 is the year to make a low carb New Year’s resolution. Here’s where to begin:
Every year, dieting and losing weight tops Americans’ list of New Year’s resolutions. The revelry of the holidays — and all of the fattening delicacies it brings with it — combined with the pitfalls of the typical low carb diet, usually leave people feeling and looking heavier this time of year. And yet, the New Year’s resolution diet quickly becomes a viscous circle — a revolving door weight loss and weight gain. By this time next year, you’ll most likely be the same weight or even heavier, and the only thing you’ll have to show for it is a few months of starving yourself.
Time to turn your New Year’s resolution into a diet revolution.
The “Diet Revolution” was the term coined by Dr. Atkins, the nutritionalist who first popularized the low carb diet back in the 1960s. He wrote several books about his Diet Revolution, and revealed that the big problem in Americans’ diets is not fat or calories, but rather carbs and sugar. He argued that modern man’s diet has shifted from a high-protein diet to a high-carbohydrate diet, and that our metabolisms are not capable of handling all of the extra carbs and sugar we consume. Thus, the only way to get back to a healthy weight is to switch from a modern high-carb diet to a more primal low carb diet.
I emphasize the term “primal,” because it has quickly become the new popular term in low carb dieting. Atkins himself never used that term, though he did talk about primitive man, and how their diet was healthier than the diet we currently engage in. Whether you’re looking to start a low carb or “primal” diet for your New Year’s Resolution, here are a few starting off tips: Continue reading The 2012 Low Carb Diet New Year’s Resolution